dysdera

The Pillbug Hunter

Aberystwyth Castle, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

When I was down the castle for a lecture I was fortunate enough to bump into this beast, It’s a Woodlouse Spider , Dysdera crocata (1) which uses its massive jaws to pierce the carapace of woodlice and other insects, it’s latin name Dysdera means  hard to fight against and it is one of the few spider species in the UK to be able to bite through human skin.